Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Beer Days Are Here Again

The Cannstatter Volksfest, known as the world over as the Stuttgart Beer Festival is open once again. It officially opened last September 24 with the traditional tapping of the barrel by the lord mayor of the state capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg in the Schwaben Bräu tent of the festival innkeeper Laub. Colorful groups of people wearing traditional clothing with folkloric displays, proper music and humoristic contributions add to the cheerful fair mood of the guests. The Cannstatter Volksfest is now on its 165th year and offers the best family entertainment until October 10, 2010.

Every Wednesday is a Family Day, which means mean that the fair belongs to families and they get to enjoy special discounts. There are also seven beer tents for the beer lovers and two wine tents for those who like wine better and simply want to join in the fun and festivities. Rides are available too for the young and the young at heart. 

If you are in Stuttgart, be sure to visit the Volksfest at the Cannstatter Wasen. You can get there by car or by public transportation: train and bus. There are special routes and schedules designed specially for this event.

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